Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla StoutBourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
362
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  10
Gots
  40
SCORE
96
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Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla StoutBourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout
Notes: Goose Island added Intelligentsia Coffee beans and cold brew to the beer but then also included cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar garnish.
Reviews: 114 | Ratings: 362 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by emyers:
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emyers from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a teku glass.

Black with a thin light brown head

Nose: Excellent. Bourbon is very present and coffee comes through strong as well. Orange and cinnamon are more subtle but add a nice layer of complexity.

Taste: Coffee and bitter dark chocolate really dominate up front followed by orange. BCBS base is a bit hidden. Very interesting flavor profile but the balance isn’t quite as refines as in the nose.

Feel: Rich, full-bodied, BCBS mouthfeel.

Dec 05, 2019
More User Reviews:
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml bottle poured into a goblet

A- Black with a small fast fading mocha head.

S- Rich dark coffee, bourbon, cinnamon, orange peels, milk chocolate, oak, great balance.

T- Coffee, oranges, chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, oak.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- I really enjoy this a lot. Reminds me a lot of Midnight Orange with coffee to balance everything. Goose Island did a great job with balancing all the flavors in this beer.

Dec 04, 2019
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 26, 2019
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MJSFS from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 07, 2019
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NappyB from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 07, 2020
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SaxmanRick from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2020
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 10, 2020
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dwilrigs from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 07, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge nose of chocolate & baking spices; subtle bright citrus from the orange peel.

The palate features cassia but coffee & chocolate really characterize this one; molasses as it warms.

Boozier than the base stout, but this goes down easy.

Mar 16, 2020
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GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 09, 2020
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 11, 2020
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First impression - it’s an amped up version of central waters cassian sunset, bigger body, bigger flavors but really similar overall. The cassia is really present, orange is more of an aroma note. Glad to try it but not something I’d be clamoring to have again, especially at these prices (24$ for a 16.9oz bottle).

Nov 30, 2019
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einman from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 29, 2019
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AlpacaAlpaca from New York

3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 27, 2020
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Curt3 from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 16, 2019
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dec 04, 2019
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Celtics76 from Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Feb 10, 2020
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass. Smell is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Not much of the bourbon note I expected. A small hint of cinnamon and sugar as it warms up. I really like the taste. Not a lot of barrel flavor, but coffee to no end. The orange is underneath it all and tastes more like chocolates with an orange creme filling. Cinnamon kicks in and complements the whole sip, it doesn't dominate. Feel is full and substantial with a light carbonation. Overall, better than I expected, coffee is strong here. It's an interesting mix of flavors that work well together. Pleasantly surprised!

Jan 25, 2020
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PugsandBeer from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 01, 2020
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 29, 2019
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aug 16, 2020
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brittanylicious from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 01, 2019
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beergorrilla from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dec 02, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 07, 2019
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nov 21, 2019
Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 362 ratings